CHILDHOOD CYCLIC VOMITING - Overview, Facts, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Medications
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CHILDHOOD CYCLIC VOMITING

Cyclic vomiting disorder is characterized by episodes of serious vomiting that have no clear reason. This kind of illness can happen in all ages.

The disorder is hard to diagnose in light of the fact that vomiting is an indication of numerous disorders. Treatment regularly includes lifestyle changes to help prevent the factors that can trigger episodes. Medicines, including anti-nausea and headache treatments, may help diminish symptoms.

Affected children usually suffer from discomfort during episodes. They decline to swallow saliva because of a  fear of choking, while others drink water to relieve upper abdominal pain because of the acid substance from the stomach.

The symptoms of cyclic vomiting disorder frequently start early in the day. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Severe heaving that happens a few times every hour, then continues for a considerable length of time in a day
  • Severe nausea
  • Extremeperspiring
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Choking

DIAGNOSIS

Cyclic vomiting disorder can be hard to diagnose. There’s no particular test to confirm the finding, and vomiting  is an indication of numerous conditions that must be ruled out first.

The doctor will begin by getting some information about your kid’s medical history and by doing a physical exam.

Your doctor may suggest:

Imaging studies, like endoscopy, ultrasound or a CT scan to check for blockages in the stomach  or other stomach-related conditions

Motility tests to screen the progress of food through your stomach and to check for stomach abnormalities.

Laboratory tests to check for thyroid issues and other metabolic conditions

 

TREATMENT

There’s no solution for cyclic vomiting disorder, however many kids may never again have heaving episodes when they achieve adulthood. For those encountering cyclic heaving, treatment centers around controlling the signs and symptoms. Your doctor might recommend:

  • Anti-nauseadrugs
  • Pain-easing medicines
  • Medications that suppressesstomach acid
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-seizure drugs

Treatment is individualized depending on the seriousness and length of symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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